View a quick overview of the Great Rivers Region in this video.

American Baptist Churches of the Great Rivers Region is a resource for challenging, empowering, assisting and representing the American Baptist faith communities in Illinois (excluding Cook, DuPage and Lake counties) and Missouri as we live out our ministry together. Mission and Ministry is our purpose and nature.

Who are Baptists?

We are 50,000 members in over 200 diverse congregations representing many ethnic backgrounds. Each region and the churches of each region, including GRR, are mission partners of all other regions of the ABC and also partners (i.e. not a hierarchical "denomination") of the national organizations of International Ministries and American Baptist Home Mission Societies.

Structure and Governance of the Great Rivers Region. The Board of Ministries is composed of representatives elected by their churches during their Areas' Annual Meetings.